Haruo Shirane Faculty Profile



Most recently I have written a manuscript on the role of nature in Japanese literature and culture called Culture of the Four Seasons: Nature in the Poetry and Art of Japan. I have edited a special issue/book called New Horizons in Japanese Literary Studies (Benseisha), which has provided the foundation for my new project on canonization/popularization, gender and genre, and text/image relations in medieval and early modern Japanese literature. I am also co-editing with Thomas Harper a book called Reading The Tale of Genji: The First Millennium.